Microsoft touts Microsoft-customized edition of Samsung Galaxy S8

Elizabeth Williams
April 16, 2017

Update: Microsoft confirmed details about the Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition to Engadget This post has been updated to reflect that information which includes the statement below.

The Galaxy S8 will also warn users who set up facial recognition that it's not as secure as the fingerprint or iris scanners and that it could be tricked with images that look similar to your face.

After all that Galaxy Note 7 burning fiasco yesterday, Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy s8 and S8 Plus smartphone.

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As if these two are not enough, Microsoft has also found a way of equipping the Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones with its own Cortana digital assistant. It's just one of a few options Samsung will employ to let users unlock their devices. Samsung has the smartphone with the best selling prospects (in the Western world) that's not an iPhone. This DeX setup is a software that will run on the Galaxy S8 models which will give it a desktop-like interface on a larger screen. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are meant to work well with video and with Samsung's own VR headset, Gear VR. While the S8 has the same 12 MP rear camera, the front camera is now capable of 8 MP with autofocus. Moreover, Bixby has a dedicated button too.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus has lived up to the expectation and claimed its rightful throne as the queen of all smartphones.

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it has started to take pre-orders for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus Microsoft Edition. The 5.8-inch version packs a 3,000mAh battery and the Plus variant comes with a 3,500mAh battery pack. The phones come with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB or 128GB of built-in storage that you can expand up to 256GB using a microSD card slot. Both of them support wireless charging.

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